—(1) The appropriate authority of a foreign country may request the Attorney-General to assist in locating, or identifying and locating, a person who is believed to be in Singapore.
(2) Where, on the receipt of a request made under subsection (1), the Attorney-General is satisfied that —
the request relates to a criminal matter in the foreign country;
there are reasonable grounds for believing that the person to whom the request relates —
is or might be concerned in, or could give or provide evidence or assistance relevant to, the criminal matter; and
is in Singapore,
the Attorney-General may authorise, in writing, assistance in accordance with this section.
(3) Where, in relation to a request made under subsection (1), the Attorney-General authorises assistance in accordance with this section, the Attorney-General shall forward the request to the appropriate agency in Singapore.
(4) The agency referred to in subsection (3) shall use its best endeavours to locate or, as the case may be, identify and locate the person to whom the request relates, and shall advise the Attorney-General of the outcome of those endeavours.
(5) On receipt of such advice, the Attorney-General shall inform the appropriate authority of the result of the inquiries made pursuant to the request.